In an effort to support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Village of Cary created an outdoor seating area in the right-of-way of the northern half of Spring Street during the summer of 2020. Due to positive feedback, Alfresco Alley has now become an annual fixture in downtown Cary.
Each April, Spring Street is closed to traffic south of W. Main Street in order to provide picnic tables with decorative string lights and planters. This temporary open-air dining area is open to all members of the public.
Alfresco Alley was opened for the 2022 season on April 1, 2022. Alfresco Alley is anticipated to close in late October.